Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports March 15th, 2019

Bob is out this week unexpectedly, traveling he picked something up so is unable to participate in this week’s reporting. The report content has been enhanced by information from the ODF&W. Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – Tim Moran is out this week so from ODF&W On the Metolius River anglers report good fishing…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports December 14th, 2018

From ODF&W While winter conditions are limiting access and opportunities to many popular lakes and ponds, many of the areas rivers offer good trout fishing opportunities throughout the winter, including the Crooked, Deschutes, Fall and Metolius. Steelhead are spread throughout the lower 100 miles of the Deschutes with anglers reporting fair fishing in the Warm…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report November 9, 2018

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report – From our friend Tim Moran: Fall River – The Fall River is fishing good from the campground to the hatchery and below the falls. Lots of big trout near the hatchery. Fish here but stand away from the bank and wear muted colors to have the best results.…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report November 2, 2018

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report – From our friend Tim Moran: Deschutes River – Steelhead are dispersed throughout the river but not in great numbers. Most are getting hooked by trout fishermen nymphing. Trout fishing continues to be good with caddis, PMD’s and an assortment of nymphs taking fish. Metolius River – Fall is…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for February 17, 2017

Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports – On the wall in the King Salmon Room at The Guide’s Forecast World Headquarters (still located at a secret, undisclosed location), there’s a wall-sized map of the Deschutes River with the large notation, “No steelhead here – Trout only!” As we have altered our thinking, success and happiness…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Sept 9th

Historically, summer steelhead numbers jump up at Sherars Falls around mid-September and we’re watching for this occurrence. Until them, steelheading from Warm Springs to Trout Creek is expected to be slow to fair although fishing for redsides should be worthwhile. For the record, local guide Steve Erickson’s summer which he caught on the 5th of…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for Aug 12th

With the ODFW finalizing 2017 Sport Fishing Regulations this week, here’s the Deschutes update: “The portion of the Lower Deschutes River that borders the Warm Springs Reservation will be open April 22-Dec. 31 (reverting back to regulations in effect prior to 2016).” Crane Prairie has been giving up a few of its’ prizes, the local…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Report for April 22nd

With the new 2016 regulations, you can now fish the water between Warm Springs and the reservation boundary, an angler fishing above Maupin this week, throwing only a March The big news on the eastside is the opening of Crane Prairie and Wickiup reservoirs this weekend. Fly anglers are expected to do well with leeches…

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Central & Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports for March 25th

A report of March Browns hatching amidst the Blue-Winged-Olives we’re used to seeing on the lower Deschutes was a pleasant bellwether of spring as it peeks it virtual head around the seasonal corner. When this hatch has been on, trout have followed suit, rising with regularity to sip bugs. If wading, wait until all the…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Reports March 4th, 2016

Central & Eastern – Blue-Winged-Olives will be common on the lower Deschutes in March and will be continue to be an important pattern through April. Expect to see BWO hatches early in the afternoon. Slow runs and back eddies are the best places to find fish. For tips on back eddy fishing, see Random Links,…

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Central and Eastern Oregon Fishing Report July 10th – July 16th, 2015

Central & Eastern – Trout on the lower Deschutes are responding to twice-daily hatches, one in the early morning and the other as the sun casts longer shadows in the valleys. The Warm Springs to Maupin stretch where trout are sipping bugs off the surface has been most productive. Summer steelhead numbers are forecast to…

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Central and Eastern Oregon

Fishing for redsides has been fair to good on the Deschutes with Blue-Winged Olives and Cased Caddis hatching. Midges will appear towards evenings. Expect to see Spring Stoneflies in a couple of weeks with March Browns following. Stoneflies will be in high gear come Memorial Day.  Fisheries managers have announced that the popular spring Chinook…

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